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Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz's 'perfect murder'

Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz's 'perfect murder'

One of Germany's most influential publications was thrown into chaos on Friday when its high-profile publisher was sacked for describing a murder carried out by the Social Democrat leader in a newsletter.

How I made friends during my first year in Germany

How I made friends during my first year in Germany

It's not a secret - making friends in Deutschland as a newcomer can be tough. Here's how The Local's Shelley Pascual managed to build up her social circles during her first year in Germany back in 2012.

Long-term Brits in Germany to get back vote, as London vows end to time limit

Long-term Brits in Germany to get back vote, as London vows end to time limit

The British government reaffirmed on Thursday that it intended to lift a ban on citizens voting in UK elections if they had lived longer than 15 years outside the country.

Schulz abandons bid for Foreign Ministry as SPD power struggle heats up

Schulz abandons bid for Foreign Ministry as SPD power struggle heats up

Germany's embattled centre-left leader Martin Schulz said Friday he would abandon a bid to become foreign minister in a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel, after massive resistance from his own party.

Afghan gets life term for killing Christian mother in southern Bavaria

Afghan gets life term for killing Christian mother in southern Bavaria

A German court in Traunstein on Friday handed a life term to an Afghan asylum seeker who stabbed to death a compatriot mother-of-four because she had converted to Christianity.

Young lovers sink into river Elbe after releasing handbrake in throes of passion

Young lovers sink into river Elbe after releasing handbrake in throes of passion

Fire crews in Hamburg had to fish a Smart car out of the river Elbe after it rolled backwards into the water. Focus reports that the couple inside accidentally hit the handbrake as they made out.

Far-right AfD to launch own ‘newsroom

Far-right AfD to launch own ‘newsroom' in order to bypass German media's ‘fake news'

The Association of German Journalists accused the Alternative for Germany (AfD) of opening their own propaganda wing, after Focus magazine reported on Thursday that the far-right party are to set up their own newsroom in Berlin.

Snubbed Foreign Minister lashes out at 'lack of respect' in SPD

Snubbed Foreign Minister lashes out at 'lack of respect' in SPD

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel lashed out on Friday at his likely successor, Martin Schulz, saying his party colleague had broken a promise not to serve in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet.

‘It caused a real shitstorm

‘It caused a real shitstorm': meet the man who skewered Trump at last year's Karneval

Famous Karneval satirist Jacques Tilly tells The Local why the festival is all about telling truth to power.

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